TAG: Jamal Crawford

NBA / Mar 14, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Isaiah Thomas On His P&R Defense, Playing With Boogie & A Lot More

Isaiah Thomas

We freakin’ love Isaiah Thomas, and we’re not bashful about it either. The 5-9 point guard was selected with the last pick, No. 60, by the Kings in the 2011 NBA Draft, and he has met every challenge since head-on. His ability to score and lead the offense is the result of all his hard work, and it played a role in forcing Sacramento to switch Tyreke Evans to a small forward role. He also beat out a succession of point guards to retain the starting point guard spot in each of his three seasons in the NBA. We got lucky and spent a long time chatting with him by phone as he mentally prepared to face Detroit earlier this week. Read More »

NBA / Mar 5, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Who’s Better: Jamal Crawford Or Monta Ellis?

Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford and Monta Ellis are two of the most exciting and explosive offensive players in the league, two microwaves that can heat up in a matter of seconds. Whether it is Crawford’s insane ballhandling or Ellis’ out-of-this-world speed, it’s hard not to love their games, even if the analytical crowd will often call them inefficient. Read More »

NBA / Mar 5, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The 10 Most Exciting Teams In NBA History

Sacramento Kings

As an NBA fan, there is nothing worse than watching a boring basketball game. Every few years we get lucky to witness a team that displays an absurd amount of showmanship on the court; a current example is “The Lob City” Clippers. In a sport that is played at a fast pace, we have seen teams throughout the years elevating the excitement on the court. I counted down the most exciting teams in NBA history. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 2, 2014 / 2:54 pm

Video: Jamal Crawford’s Sick Lob To DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan

The Clippers – Utah matchup on Saturday night started off closer than many thought after the Jazz kept the Clips bottled up in the first half. But LA took off in the second half, out-scoring the Jazz 34-23 in the third quarter as they took control of the game to cruise to a 102-87 victory at Staples Center. Towards the tail-end of that big third quarter, the Jazz doubled up on Jamal Crawford after a DeAndre Jordan pick. DJ rolled to the hoop unabated and rocked the rim from high up after the Crawford lob. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 26, 2014 / 6:40 pm

Video: Blake Griffin Give-And-Go Double Lob With Jamal Crawford

Blake Griffin

The Clippers have been missing point God Chris Paul for the last 10 games after he separated his shoulder against the Mavs in the second game of 2014. With Paul out, scoring assassin off the bench Jamal Crawford has gotten a lot more run handling the offense, and hasn’t shirked that responsibility during LA’s 7-3 record in Paul’s absence. Against the Raptors Saturday night, Crawford again exploded, and ran a gorgeous double-lob with Blake Griffin on his way to a scorching double-double and the win. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 24, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The 20 Best Signature Moves In NBA History

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo (David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports)

When you are playing basketball, there is always that time when you catch yourself imitating a move one of your favorite players did. I can remember when I was younger trying to imitate Jamal Crawford‘s shake-n-bake move, a move he usually pulls off on a fast break when he will dribble the ball behind his back and bring it back around as fast as he can, losing his defender. Let’s just say it did not work out for me (reason No. 76 why I am a writer). Read More »

NBA / Jan 6, 2014 / 3:45 pm

The Top 10 Candidates For NBA Sixth Man Of The Year This Season

Manu Ginobili

Being a great sixth man is all about energy. Currently, the NBA’s Sixth Man award’s criteria is quite simple: a player must play more games coming off the bench than they start. The rule has no minutes per game requirements. Why is this important? Last year, J.R. Smith won the award playing 32.5 minutes a game, which was second most on his team. Essentially it doesn’t matter if you’re a key guy on your squad — players like Manu Ginobili, Jason Terry and Lamar Odom have all won the award in recent years while being one of the top players on their teams. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 24, 2013 / 10:00 am

A Preview Of The NBA’s Christmas Day Sneakers

Jordan CP3.VII

Christmas Day games in the NBA always feature some incredible sneakers. From Nike to Under Armour, here’s a quick preview of what we know players will be wearing tomorrow on the big day. Read More »

NBA, Video / Dec 23, 2013 / 11:30 am

The NBA’s 10 Nastiest Crossovers Of 2013, Starring Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving (Evan Habeeb/USA TODAY Sports)

You know you have handles when the NBA releases a “best of 2013″ video and you’re on the top 10 three times. But that’s the life for Kyrie Irving, a cat so smooth and nice with the rock that he can make dudes fall during All-Star Weekend… when no one is playing defense. Cleveland’s star isn’t the only one dropping people on this list. Everyone from Nate Robinson to Lance Stephenson (this past weekend) is bringing the goods. Read More »

NBA / Dec 16, 2013 / 11:15 am

The NBA’s 10 Streakiest Shooters

J.R. Smith

While the sports world is paying more and more attention to statistics and analysis of those stats, the concept of streaky shooting is being brought to the forefront for basketball fans to breakdown. Being a streaky shooter is not necessarily a negative trait to have, as many streaky shooters can alter the result of any given game. While there isn’t an exact science behind streaky shooting, getting the hot hand or going cold, there are players who tend to display this behavior more than others. Read More »